Category Archives: Book Reviews

A beautiful book about a beautiful butterfly

          Monarch butterflies are in trouble, which makes Melissa Kim’s new book, A Monarch Butterfly Story, published by Islandport Press in Yarmouth, all the more important. Jada Fitch’s illustrations are beautiful, and Melissa gives us a wonderful story of a grandson in Maine who gets a special message from his grandfather in Texas, telling him […]

Wolves in Maine bring murder and mayhem

When wolves show up in Maine’s north woods, landowners and others launch a major, but secretive, effort to kill them. And that’s just part of the complex plot in Sandra Neily’s novel, Deadly Trespass.   I first got to know Sandy many years ago when she worked for one of our state’s major environmental groups. She’s […]